Hyphenating text


Hyphenating text

Hyphenation breaks words between lines when the whole word does not fit on one line. You can have CorelDRAW hyphenate automatically. When you use automatic hyphenation, CorelDRAW uses a preset hyphenation definition, in combination with your hyphenation settings. You can specify hyphenation settings, such as the minimum number of letters before and after a hyphen, and the hot zone. Optional hyphens let you specify where a word will break when it is at the end of a line. You can also create custom definitions for optional hyphenation, which allow you to specify where a hyphen is inserted in a specific word whenever that word is entered in CorelDRAW.


To hyphenate paragraph text automatically

CorelDRAW btnbacktotop Hyphenating text
1.
 
Select the paragraph text frame or a paragraph.
2.
 
Click Text CorelDRAW onestep Hyphenating text Use hyphenation.

CorelDRAW note Hyphenating text

 
Hyphenation can be used for any of the writing tool languages you have installed. For more information about language modules, see “Working with languages” in the Help.

To insert an optional hyphen

CorelDRAW btnbacktotop Hyphenating text
1.
 
Using the Text tool CorelDRAW loc pgx text tool Hyphenating text , click in a word where you want to place an optional hyphen.
2.
 
Click Text CorelDRAW onestep Hyphenating text Insert formatting code CorelDRAW onestep Hyphenating text Optional hyphen.

CorelDRAW tip Hyphenating text

 
You can insert an optional hyphen by pressing Ctrl + -.

To create a custom definition for optional hyphenation

CorelDRAW btnbacktotop Hyphenating text
1.
 
Click Text CorelDRAW onestep Hyphenating text Insert formatting code CorelDRAW onestep Hyphenating text Custom optional hyphens.
2.
 
In the Word box, type the word for which you want to create the hyphenation definition.
When you type in the Word box, the same text is entered in the Hyphenated word box.
3.
 
In the Hyphenated word box, click where you want the optional hyphen inserted, and press the hyphen key (-).
4.
 
Click Add definition.

You can also
Create a custom hyphen definition for a specific language keyboard
Enable the Show all languages check box, and choose a language option from the Language list box.
Automatically insert custom optional hyphens when typing
Enable the When typing check box.
Automatically insert custom optional hyphens when typing, pasting, or importing text
Enable the When pasting and importing text check box.
Delete a custom optional hyphen definition
Click Remove definition.

CorelDRAW note Hyphenating text

 
The custom hyphenation definition is defined only for the language you choose in the Language list box. You can choose another language without affecting your keyboard.

CorelDRAW tip Hyphenating text

 
You can create a custom optional hyphen definition by selecting a word in the document. The word appears in the Word box of the Custom optional hyphens dialog box. After you insert the optional hyphen in the Hyphenated word box, you can apply it by clicking Apply to selection.
 
You can find and replace optional hyphens. For more information, see “To find text” and “To find and replace text.”

To modify hyphenation settings

CorelDRAW btnbacktotop Hyphenating text
1.
 
Select the paragraph text frame or a paragraph.
2.
 
Click Text CorelDRAW onestep Hyphenating text Hyphenation settings.
3.
 
Enable the Automatically hyphenate paragraph text check box.
4.
 
Perform a task from the following table.

To
Do the following
Hyphenate capitalized words
Enable the Break capitalized words check box.
Hyphenate words that contain all uppercase letters
Enable the Break words using ALL CAPS check box.
Set the minimum word length for automatic hyphenation
In the Hyphenation criteria area, type or set the number of characters in the Minimum word length box.
Set the minimum number of characters to precede a hyphen
In the Hyphenation criteria area, type or set the number of characters in the Minimum characters before box.
Set the minimum number of characters to follow a hyphen
In the Hyphenation criteria area, type or set the number of characters in the Minimum characters after box.
Set the “hot zone”
In the Hyphenation criteria area, type or set the number of characters in the Distance from right margin box. This setting moves a word to the next line if the word extends beyond the right margin.